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Election of Women in our 100 Largest Cities: Disadvantaged by Districts

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on September 11, 2014

Our latest analysis on the proportion of women in the the nation's top 100 cities reveals dramatic disparity. Women are underrepresented in the large majority of U.S. cities. Women are, however, more likely to be represented in city councils that use citywide elections, as opposed to single member districts, to elect at least some of their city council members.

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For State Legislators, Reese’s May Be the Sweetest Thing: Ranked Choice Voting in Action at the NCSL Legislative Summit

Posted on What's New by Grace Ramsey, Rob Richie on September 10, 2014

FairVote’s booth at the annual legislative summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) was election central for the Rank Your Candy mock election using ranked choice voting. It was a hard-fought campaign and all of the candydates put forth a great effort but in the end Reese's had the broadest base of support and was declared the winner.

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Voter Error in Top Two Primary Can Be Far Higher than in RCV Races

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Eli Hanson-metayer on August 12, 2014

You might think that nothing could be easier than voting for one candidate in an election, but analysis of voter error in California’s Top Two primary system shows surprisingly high rates of invalidated ballots in such vote-for-one elections; much higher than the normal error rate in elections conducted by ranked choice voting.

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Details Matter: The Oregon Top Two Twist

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose, Rob Richie on August 11, 2014

This year, another Top Two elections proposal will appear on the Oregon ballot, but this time with an unusual detail that may have a big impact.

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FairVote Proposes Solutions to Florida's Congressional Redistricting Dilemma in 2014

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on August 07, 2014

Florida is facing an electoral quandary as two of its congressional districts have been found to violate the state constitution, and the legislature is redrawing the maps as November elections loom. The legislature does not want to use the new map in 2014, but FairVote's analysis outlines two plans that could resolve the crisis. The better of these plans would also improve the representation of Florida voters in the process.

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Bipartisan Push to Restore Voting Rights

Posted on What's New by Duncan Hosie, Rob Richie, Dania N. Korkor on July 30, 2014

 U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rand Paul (R-KY) unveiled a bipartisan approach to restore voting rights to citizens with felony convictions. 

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Major County Shows Leadership on Ways to Boost Participation

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Jessica Kincaid, Patricia Hart on July 21, 2014

The Montgomery County Right to Vote Task Force issued its final report and recommendations, affirming the Council's commitment to increasing voter participation, improving election practices, and supporting an affirmative right to vote. 

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What's the Matter with California Turnout?

Posted on What's New by Duncan Hosie, Rob Richie on July 08, 2014

California experienced record low voter turnout in the recent primary election, but adopting FairVote's four electoral reforms can help increase participation. 

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The Role of Ranked Choice Voting in 2013

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Spencer Penrose on November 29, 2013

If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting - and there's a good chance they were positive.

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